Sisterhood Love: Pader Xiong
Happy Women's History Month!
"I know that whatever decisions I make, they’re always right behind me, guiding me to be the best Pader I can be."
For the month of March, I'll be featuring stories and thoughts of sisterhood in honor of Women's History Month.
To begin, I would like you to meet my youngest sister, Pader Xiong who is a mother of a 3 year old daughter and 5 month old son. She is a Freelance Pastrist and Baker and makes delicious sweets whenever I visit.
What do you think of when you hear sisterhood? What does sisterhood mean to you?
PADER: To me, sisterhood means a connection, a bond, a love, an instant “oh-wow” moment with other women. It means to share your deepest and darkest thoughts to one another without being judged, just heard. It means living long distances, yet still picking up where we left off.
What is the importance of sisterhood for you? How have you benefited from having sisters?
PADER: I wouldn’t call myself an outcast within my peers, but I do not connect with them like I do with my sister warriors. I know that whatever decisions I make, they’re always right behind me, guiding me to be the best Pader I can be. Through my mistakes and successes, these warriors have stood strong with me. That’s the most important part about my sister warriors.
Greatest memories of you and your sisters? Why?
PADER: We had a 4-day sister retreat in southern California in spring of 2017. Let’s say, it was beyond my imagination. It's been months since we have sat face to face. Months since we have cried together. Months since we have laughed together. That sister retreat made us realize our greatest potentials in life. We had Nea Clare, an intuitive reader read personal questions from each and every one of us. She confirmed our greatest potentials. She envied our passion and connection. She made us believe more in ourselves. I am very grateful to have experienced this reading with my sisters.
And lastly, what is your most favorite photo of your sisters? Why?
PADER: Probably one of our favorite trip together to Laos and Thailand in Winter of 2012. We have since reminisced of this trip day after day. And don’t forget our favorite song of this trip, “Zaj Dab Neeg Hlub Tim Vaj Loog Tsua” by Kou Vang aka Kub Qav Kaws. We loved it so much that my sister, Pagnia made her own rendition of the song.
Your turn! Let me know your thoughts about sisterhood below.
"...sisterhood means a connection, a bond, a love, an instant “oh-wow” moment with other women."